Hello, my name is Kristina Mandell and I am an Americorps VISTA member working at Battle Creek Middle School in cooperation with the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation. As the Tutoring Coordinator, I am charged with staffing and evaluating the school's tutoring program. Through tutoring the school and I hope to not only work together to close the achievement gap and give these children the skills necessary to succeed, but also to provide them with role models and mentors that they can look up to. Volunteers may provide the support needed to overcome some of the problems facing our students today!
Battle Creek Middle School is a very diverse school and has many children who need help. 86% of the student body is eligible for free or reduced lunches (the district's measure of children living near of below the poverty line) and 49% of them are English Language Learners. These are factors that can lead a child to remain in a cycle of generational poverty unless we do something to reach out to them at this tender age.
We need your help and the help of the caring and compassionate individuals in the neighborhood. We ask for at least one hour of service a week between the hours of 9am and 3:40pm. I am available for any questions you may have about this opportunity. Phone 651.293.8960 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Editorial note: Remember, Battle Creek Middle School is going through some changes this year, too, with its merger with Hazel Park Middle School... there will be even more students at the school who can use a tutor! Can you step up to this challenge?? Battle Creek Middle School is located at 2121 North Park Drive.)